Commissioners approve three tourism grants
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SIDNEY -- The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved three grant requests by the Tourism Board.
Tourism Director Kendra Mitchell presented a grant request for Downtown Sounds, Gold Rush Days and Potter Car Bowl. The three requests were brought before the Visitors Committee May 3 meeting. Grants approved by the Visitors Committee are then sent on to the commissioners for approval.
Downtown Sounds, a part of the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, is a series of three outdoor concerts in downtown Sidney. This summer each concert will be a different style of music. The season opens with Top 100 band "Dance Machine" on June 16, followed by a rock/pop performer Ray-gun-omics on July 21 and country performer Rhett Haney Band on August 18.
Sidney Gold Rush Days is scheduled for June 9-11 at Legion Park in Sidney. The weekend is filled with food, entertainment, historic reenactments and a 5K walk/run. This year's event will also include a bus tour of local historic sites.
Potter Car Bowl is a weekend festival of motorized vehicles on display, foods, music and a community fair. The Potter Car Bowl is scheduled for June 24.
Downtown Sounds was approved for $4,525, Gold Rush Days $3,200 and Potter Car Bowl for $5,000.
In other business, the commissioners approved engineering agreements for culvert work on County Roads 111 and 42 and opened bids for purchase of a motor grader.